Georgia CB Tyson Campbell still limited, OG Solomon Kindley returns
ATHENS — Georgia coach Kirby Smart said cornerback Tyson Campbell remains limited entering into the Tennessee game week, but other Bulldogs are recovering from injuries.
The No. 3-ranked Bulldogs (4-0) play at Tennessee (1-3) at 7 p.m. on Saturday in Neyland Stadium (TV: ESPN)
Campbell missed the second half of the 55-0 win over Arkansas State on Sept. 14 and the entire 23-17 win over Notre Dame on Sept. 28 with a foot injury.
Junior college transfer DJ Daniel started in Campbell’s place against the Irish.
The good news for Georgia is that offensive guard Solomon Kindley is expected to return to practice on Monday, and Smart expects him to be cleared for the game.
Kindley suffered an ankle injury in the first half of the win over Notre Dame.
Smart said he also expects cornerback Eric Stokes to return to practice on Monday after missing practice last week.
Stokes was injured on the second play from scrimmage against the Irish, appearing to sprain his knee. Senior Tyrique McGhee replaced Stokes, though Stokes came back fourth quarter.
Smart said receiver Kearis Jackson has been cleared to play. Jackson suffered a broken hand in the win over Vanderbilt on Aug. 31. The hand has been wrapped in a club, but Smart said Jackson will be in a different brace this week.
Smart said he didn’t anticipate any injury limitations on the defensive line.
Defensive end David Marshall was limited to 11 snaps against Notre Dame and was held out of practice last Tuesday and Wednesday. Smart indicated Marshall has been plagued by by foot issues after suffering a Lisfranc injury last season.
Defensive tackle Julian Rochester has yet to appear in a game, but he has been practicing with the first and second rotation. Technically, Rochester has been cleared from offseason ACL surgery, but Smart said he’s still playing his way back into shape.